Please join us for one or all of the exclusive Cornerstone Salon Series events for our most generous community members.

 

These salons were created to deepen connections and spark meaningful conversations about planned giving, building a welcoming and inclusive community, our impact in Ukraine, Federation's new initiatives, and more. Enjoy this unique opportunity to come together, be inspired, and see how your support makes it all possible. There will be no solicitations.

 

Please get in touch with Ellen Konstan - at ekonstan@stpaulfed.org for more details or questions.

 

PLANNED GIVING SALON - THE WHY?
HOSTED BY: RHODA & DON MAINS FEATURING DAVID KRISTAL

POSTPONED

 

Rhoda and Don care deeply about the future of the Jewish community here and around the world. And, like you, they have spent a lifetime supporting the causes they care about. Now in their nineties, they want to make sure this support continues. This Cornerstone Salon will be hosted at their home and discuss legacy giving. David Kristal, successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and treasured St. Paul Jewish community leader will speak about the powerful impact we can have on the entire Saint Paul Jewish community. Come share wine, cheese, and fellowship, and learn how to ensure the long-term future of our beloved community.

 

 

 

FEDERATION IMPACT IN UKRAINE
HOSTED BY KAREN & RON MATZ FEATURING ANNA ALLEN FROM JDC

Sunday, October 9  //  11 AM - 1 PM

 

Ukraine celebrated its independence day under severely difficult conditions, it is now just over six months after Russia invaded, and the war rages on. Jewish Federations and our partners continue to work together to ensure that urgent relief reaches the neediest, including those refugees who have fled and those remaining in Ukraine, given that close to seven million have been displaced from their homes but remain in the country.

 

Join us for this Cornerstone Salon hosted by Karen and Ron Matz featuring Anna Allen from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee ( JDC - The Joint ). Taste traditional Ukrainian food from Kramarczuks and learn about our partner agency's work and Federation's impact in Ukraine.

 

 

MEET OUR COMMUNITY CONCIERGE
HOSTED BY DEB & TOM FRISHBERG

Thursday, October 20  //  7 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Join us for a tasty dessert buffet at Deb and Tom Frishberg's home to meet the new Community Concierge, Niza Schear. She will speak about what she is doing to create a welcoming and engaging community here in St. Paul. The Concierge position was recommended by the Warm, Welcoming Connections Community Panel and funded by our generous community members.

 

 

MAAYANOT MIKVEH - VIRTUAL SALON
HOSTED BY LYNNE SANDERS FEATURING CANTOR RACHEL STOCK SPILKER 

Sunday, November 6  //  7 PM - 8 PM

 

Join us for this virtual Cornerstone Salon hosted by Lynne Sanders to hear from Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker about Maayanot Community Mikveh of Minnesota. Maayanot, meaning “wellsprings” in Hebrew, will be an open mikveh and a center for healing, celebration, and transformation. Learn how Maayanot Community Mikveh will provide opportunities for meaningful connections, create access and inclusion, and help mark special moments in a sacred Jewish way.

 

PLANNED GIVING - THE HOW? - VIRTUAL
HOSTED BY STUART BEAR & RON MATZ

Tuesday, November 15  //  7 PM - 8 PM

 

Our community benefits yearly from donors who create legacy gifts: gifts of permanence that support our annual campaign, operations, partner agencies, and community programs. Join this virtual Cornerstone Salon hosted by Stuart Bear, an estate law attorney, and Ron Matz, a wealth management advisor, and learn about the mechanics of planned giving and ways to maximize your impact on our community for generations to come.

 

FEDERATION NEW INITIATIVES
HOSTED BY ROBIN & JON PARRITZ

Tuesday, December 6  //  6:30 PM - 8 PM

 

Join us for appetizers and cocktails at the home of Robin and Jon Parritz to learn about Federation's exciting new initiatives that build a vibrant and resilient Jewish community of meaning, purpose, and connection.